Computer will not boot at all!!!
Nephew removed 31/2 floppy from computer to remove stuck floppy. He did not remove it from the system prior to physically removing it. Now computer ( a Paackard Bell- model A940 Tower)will not boot at all. IT has power, but nothing else. The computer has Award 1 MB Flash EPROM BIOS. Did the BIOS get fried? or is there hope for this machine? Any help greatly appreciated.
Double check that the connection on the floppy are in correctly; the cable and the power supply connector.
Uh, did you put the drive back in? or what?
If it isn't re installed, go into BIOS and tell the computer not to look at A: then C: or it'll never boot because it can't find A: to see if instructions are on it [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
try resetting the CMOS to re-enter the correct setting into the bios and yes, tell the bios not to look at the a:\ drive , because until you get that problem fixed the computer will never get beyond the A:\ drive.
Exactly why I was asking if he had put it back in or not.
Unfortunatly I can not even get to the BIOS Setup. The computer does not go that far. All I haavewhen I turn it on is the power Led light- screen remains dark- no video at all. I checked the cables and power supply. The connections are ok, and yes the 31/2 floppy is back in its slot.
Now try removing the floppy from the case once again and see how it boots. Could be shorted out some how.
Also, check all the other connections and cables inside to make sure none of them were bumped and disconnected.
You could also try to take out all IDE devices(HD and CD and so on). This could help getting your system started.
Just wanted to thank all the individuals who responded to my plea for help. Thanks, I got the computer running again. :-)
[This message has been edited by thomasw137 (edited 10-25-1999).]
This is killin' me. Afterall the posts, how did you fix it. VERY CURIOUS????
I was wondering how also.
Its always good for everyone to find out how the problem was fixed.
The way I got the computer to boot was to totally disconnect the 31/2 floppy from the motherboard and then reinstall it. I then was able to get into the CMOS setup and tell the computer not to look for the floppy drive. the computer is now functioning. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Once again thanks to all who helped me solve this problem
[This message has been edited by thomasw137 (edited 10-27-1999).]
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